The name Calfy is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from Calf,
a variant of the Old Norse personal name Kalfr,
which means calf.
However, several alternative interpretations exist. The name may be of nickname
origin, derived from the Old English cealf
which means calf, indicating one thought to possess the characteristics of a calf.
Early Origins of the Calfy family
The surname Calfy was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Calfy family
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Calfy Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Calfy include Calf, Calfe, Cauf, Caufe, Calffe and others.
Early Notables of the Calfy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calfy family to Ireland
Some of the Calfy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Calfy family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Calfe who arrived in Virginia in 1637 and Daniel Calf in Boston in 1765.